I recently purchased a 2017 Macbook Air for $750 memorial day, base model and have no regets

darksithpro

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So I got this thing to serve me at work and while I travel abroad. Yea, it only has a 1440X900 resolution, but the battery life is so damn impressive. This is my first REAL MacOS laptop/desktop to play with, using High Sierra. Over the years I've had nothing but PC builds, but have had iPads and iPhones. From just a day of owning an actual Mac laptop I must say the OS is so much more simplistic and streamlined than Windows 10. Everything is just so simple and it just works under the Apple environment. The aluminum frame really makes the laptop shine for quality. It was either this, or a cheap Chrome laptop. I wanted quality, so I went with the MacBook Air. Quality I got at a premium price, but well worth it...
 

Johnny365

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Yeah, the Macbook Air (2014 model here) is my first modern MacOS computer. It's great. I think the best feature is the stability and imessage/handoff integration with my iPad/iPhone.
 
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darksithpro

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Yeah, the Macbook Air (2014 model here) is my first modern MacOS computer. It's great. I think the best feature is the stability and imessage/handoff integration with my iPad/iPhone.
I like how on the back, it lights up really bright with the Apple logo. Kinda like bragging/status symbol you have a really decent PC, perfect for Starbucks! The keyboard lighting up is a nice addition too...:cool:
 
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CTHarrryH

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Bought one recently also - when on sale - although I like the MagSafe - I like it a lot less than the original MagSafe on my old MBP. This one comes out much too easily
 
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tubeexperience

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April Fool!

There isn't a 2017 MacBook Air.

Apple just added "2" to "2015" to make the 2015 MacBook Air look less horribly outdated.
 

darksithpro

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This OS is very different compared to Windows. On Win10 I pretty much ran with admin/root privileges all the time, but with MacOS it acts like Linux, where you have to type in admin password to get root access to add 3rd party apps and change security settings. Also weird, the firewall is disabled by default? Why? Also, the mouse scrolling is inverted by default? Huh? When I install a program I have to graphically drag it from the left into the application folder? It's a bit confusing for me. I'll get it eventually. I also read MacOS has XProtect, a rudimentary malware scanner that compares hashes of known malware when you install 3rd party apps. I've read all you need is malwarebytes to scan once in a while.
 
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Dodgeman

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I actually prefer the MacBook for some reason. I even prefer that to the MacBook Pro.
Trying out this Air, and I do not think I can get past the screen.
 
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